‘Collective Punishment’ in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas – Farooq Yousaf

Source: The Diplomat On November 1, following the death of a Pakistan Army major, the political agent ordered the demolition of a two-story market in Wana, South Waziristan, citing a clause of collective responsibility and punishment in the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR). This was yet another example of a constitutional dilemma that Pakistan is currentlyContinue reading “‘Collective Punishment’ in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas – Farooq Yousaf”

Afghanistan’s Corruption Dilemma

(Image Credit – Bay Ismoyo/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) Farooq Yousaf October 7, this year, marked 15 years of US invasion of Afghanistan and its – still ongoing – war on terror post 9/11 attacks. With little, or no, progress over the years, the situation on ground in Afghanistan remains bleak in terms of security and economy.Continue reading “Afghanistan’s Corruption Dilemma”